OHT Expands their Business Development and Tendering Team

OHT is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jennie Kevis-Stirling and Dr Julian Steward as Business Development and Tendering Managers, adding both technical and commercial expertise to the team.

Jennie brings more than 17 years specialist expertise in subsea and survey disciplines and a strong client facing commercial background. She will lead OHT’s risk management, noise mitigation, geoscience and ROV activities in relation to the company’s offshore wind installation work.

Julian brings 29 years of offshore equipment design and construction experience, providing both technical, business development and commercial acumen. He will be developing new market opportunities with a particular focus on seabed intervention systems.

Trond Kjetil Nodberg, Head of Business Development and Tendering for OHT said,

‘Our company has a strong expansion plan targeted at the offshore wind sector and both Jennie and Julian will be instrumental to the business development team in driving forward the company’s focused offshore wind strategy.’

OHT have a clear vision to contribute, as a leading transport and installation contractor, to an efficient and sustainable supply of energy with a strong focus on bringing the levelized cost of energy down.

The company has recently announced the addition of two jack-up installation vessels to their fleet. The GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G vessels, designed to install the next generations of wind turbines, will be delivered from 2023.

OHT’s first foundation installation vessel, Alfa Lift, custom built for the installation of XL offshore wind foundations, will be delivered Q4 next year and be engaged on monopile installation work on Dogger Bank A and B in 2022-23.

‘OHT have the drive, focus and strategy to become a market leading contractor for transport and installation in offshore wind. I am delighted to join such a dynamic and progressive team who are dedicated to innovation, efficiency, and future sustainability. My subsea, survey and noise mitigation expertise will help support the delivery of some world-first innovations, ground-breaking projects, and cost-saving optimisations. OHT really are on the next level’ said Jennie.

I am excited to join this rapidly expanding company with a clear focus on renewables. Never has it been more important to transfer skills and knowledge from my time in oil and gas to the offshore wind sector, ensuring our planet’s safe future. OHT is pushing the boundaries of offshore wind with Alfa Lift, and the two new turbine installation vessels. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to be part of the journey.’ said Julian.

Jennie joins OHT from James Fisher Marine Services where she headed up the Survey & UXO department, delivering dedicated and subsea-support services to clients in the energy industry.

Julian has previously worked for numerous installation companies including Aker Marine Contractors, Reef, Oceaneering and most recently DeepOcean with the last 12 years in technical sales and business development roles.

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